July 1, 2018, 9:33 pm
Kings target Mario Hezonja has reportedly decided to sign a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hezonja was reportedly drawn to Knicks head coach David Fizdale, after experiencing multiple coaching changes in Orlando, per Wojnarowski.
The Knicks and Hezonja close out a tough recruitment, where several teams — including Portland, Sacramento and Memphis — competed for a fifth overall pick from the 2015 NBA Draft. Hezonja was drawn to coach David Fizdale, after going thru several coaching changes in Orlando.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
Interesting final sentence in this here tweet. https://t.co/Hnv5uh4wO4
— Aaron Bruski (@aaronbruski) July 2, 2018
It’s intriguing that Wojnarowski reported coaching stability as a factor, as the Kings have experienced significant turnover in that department over recent years.
The Kings still have a large hole at small forward to fill and, with options dwindling on the market, they may have to move quickly to sign someone.